Is learning about climate change like having a colonoscopy?

Citation:
Somerville, RCJ.  2014.  Is learning about climate change like having a colonoscopy? Earth's Future. 2:119-121.: Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Date Published:

2014/02

Keywords:

1630 Impacts of global change, communicating climate change

Abstract:

Many people avoid having valuable medical tests from fear of the results
People resist learning about climate change, fearing unpleasant consequences
Research suggests addressing these concerns early, aids in communication

DOI:

10.1002/2013EF000169
  • Many people avoid having valuable medical tests from fear of the results
  • People resist learning about climate change, fearing unpleasant consequences
  • Research suggests addressing these concerns early, aids in communication